International Fire Protection – Issue 83 – September 2020

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Critical fire protection and life safety considerations for safe usage of tents

As states continue looking for ways to safely reopen the economy, many jurisdictions are allowing…

Berber Cement Factory, Sudan.
Hochiki Life Safety products chosen to protect Sudan cement factory

A key factory in Sudan’s cement making industry has recently undergone a significant expansion that…

Tema Sistemi S.p.A. protects cultural heritage thanks to the innovative Aquatech® water mist system: a very thin, directable mist quickly extinguishes fires and does not penetrate the furnishings, preserving the works of art.
Fire safety of cultural heritage in Italy
Tema Sistemi S.p.A. invests in a research project for fire protection of artistic and cultural…
Protecting the air vent through the wall cavities is vitally important to prevent heat and smoke entering the cavities by that means and then spreading around the building.
Fire and Cladding – Solutions; Protect the cavities, limit the damage

Since the dreadful tragedy at Grenfell Tower on June 14th 2017, over three years ago,…

Unifire FlameRanger Autonomous Monitor System automatically detecting and targeting fire with no human involvement.
LASH FIRE Tests Autonomous Monitor System for Ro-Ro Weather Deck Protection
The European-Union funded project, Legislative Assessment for Safety Hazards of Fire and Innovations in Ro-ro…
Ethanol-wagon on fire at Kijfhoek: how to be effective on a large distance.
Protecting rail yards with new developments in fire fighting

The ultimate safety for firefighters: distant from the source. Railway yards, or marshalling yards, are…

Fig. 3: Water motor with proportioning pump.
Use of foam for firefighting in tank farms of the oil and petrochemical industry – Part 2

Part One of this article described the typical incident scenarios at tank farm fires and…

Crowds at the annual Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, where hundreds or thousands of pilgrims have historically died or been severely injured over the years.
Crowd source

Someday soon, crowds will once again be a defining feature of the human experience. When…

Is substandard cable worth the risk when it comes to fire safety?
Do you need third party certification for your wire and cable?

Poor quality and non-compliant electric wire and cables are sold and installed throughout the world.…

Figure 1 Possible failure modes for a composite beam with web openings at elevated temperature.
Fire design of composite beams with web openings protected with reactive intumescent coating

Fire engineering designing of structures has been proven to be an effective method of designing…

Figure 1: Site example and Grade map volume.
Introduction to BS60080:2020 guidance on the placement of detection devices

One of the most challenging issues in Fire and Gas (F&G) detection is deciding: ‘How…

AlarmSense is a straightforward range comprising of of 2 heat detectors, 2 optical smoke detectors, a manual call point, an open area sounder, an open-area sounder visual indicator and an alarm relay
What can a two-wire system offer you that conventional can’t?

AlarmSense is a range of conventional two-wire detection and alarm devices that connect to the…

New fire test protocols are added regularly to Approval Standard 5560 to accommodate new applications. Here, a data center server room mock-up is used to test the effectiveness of water mist for use in protecting areas above raised floors. A second test protocol is available to test water mist systems for applications below raised floors.
25th Anniversary of Water Mist Standard FM 5560 – Groundbreaking Standard to be Expanded

Introduced in 1995, FM 5560, Water Mist Systems, was the first comprehensive standard for water…

Photo shows the test vial (centre) once it has been removed from the outer dispenser.
How borehole bacteria can impact on essential water supplies

Legislation demands that, under normal circumstances, fire and rescue services will secure water for firefighting…

Smoke dampers need to be thoroughly checked on installation, and serviced, to ensure they function correctly.
Smoke ventilation for safer built environments

This article reviews the latest changes to testing and standards for smoke control dampers to…

International Fire Protection is the only international journal dedicated to fire safety, prevention and protection covering every aspect of the passive and active fire protection market. The editorial features are written by industry experts and comprise a unique blend focusing on the latest technology and equipment as well as highlighting sector specific issues from around the world. Regular product and company profiles, events updates and news make IFP the first choice read for fire safety professionals.

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